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African Political Economy


The LSE African Political Economy Group exists to provide research-focused interaction around issues of African politics, and to encourage engagement between LSE and top international scholars in African politics.

Research Pillar(s): Comparative Politics and Area Studies

About: The African Political Economy Group exists to provide research-focused interaction around issues of African politics, and to encourage engagement between LSE and top international scholars in African politics.

Members: Dr Sarah Brierley, Prof Catherine Boone, Dr Ryan Jablonski, Dr Omar McDoom, Dr George Ofosu, Dr Joachim Wehner

African Political Economy Seminar Series:

Our regular seminars are a forum for members to present working papers, and for a discussion of new research in the field. These seminars are open to all faculty, fellows, and PhD students working on issues of African politics, or related development or political economy issues. The group also jointly hosts a yearly Working Group on African Political Economy, which is an all-day conference for the discussion of ongoing research in African politics and political economy by UK and EU scholars.

Seminar Convener(s): Dr Sarah Brierley and Dr George Ofosu

Seminars of the African Political Economy Group will be held on Wednesday for members of the LSE community and also available online via zoom. Members will receive access details in advance of meetings.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact gov.comms@lse.ac.uk

Upcoming Seminars

Michaelmas Term

Wednesday 5 October, 1.00 to 2.30pm
Ruth Carlitz (University of Amsterdam): Aid Politics at Home and Abroad: Downstream Consequences of the Global Gag Rule
CBG.2.02

Wednesday 19 October, 1.00 to 2.30pm
Catherine Boone (LSE): Sectoral Interests and Persistent Electoral Blocs in African Countries (joint with Juliette Crespin-Boucaud and Eun Kyung Kim)
CBG.2.02

Wednesday 9 November, 1.00 to 2.30pm
Stephanie Wanga (LSE)
CBG.2.02

Wednesday 23 November, 1.00 to 2.30pm
Alex Hartman (UCL)
CBG.2.02

Tuesday 24 January, 2.00 to 2.30pm | Join with PSPE
Danny Choi (Brown)
32L.3.05

Wednesday 1 February, 12.00 to 1.30pm
Dan Posner (UCLA)
Yangtze Lecture Theatre, CBG

Wednesday 1 March, 12.00 to 1.30pm
Carl Muller-Crepon (LSE)
Yangtze Lecture Theatre, CBG

Wednesday 15 March, 12.00 to 1.30pm
Kimuli Kasara (Columbia) 
Yangtze Lecture Theatre, CBG